With 3 growing boys the family of 5 was squeezed into a moderately sized home with 3 of the bedrooms and closet sized half bath in the remodeled attic. The goal was to create a true second floor which required demolition of the existing roof framing. The main floor remained the same with some minor changes to the lighting, refinishing the existing oak flooring and remodeling the existing west wall that provided visual and physical access to a beautiful back yard and a new large deck. The house also received a complete code update including fully insulating the new and existing walls, super insulating the roof and a complete seismic retrofit. The seismic retrofit required re-sheathing the ground floor and tying it into the new second floor for a more unified structure along with adding considerable metal seismic hardware to fasten the building to the foundation. The new decks were framed out of Alaskan Yellow Cedar for its natural resistance to moisture and insects while being able to carry the heavy loads; the decking was finished with salvaged and refinished barn wood giving the decks a unique and interesting contrast between old and new.